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Sun, 08/03/2008 - 08:29
Dear Screen Actors Guild Member,

Your negotiators are working every day to successfully conclude negotiations for a successor agreement to our TV/Theatrical contract. We have not yet closed the gap with the employers’ negotiators, but National President Alan Rosenberg, the National Negotiating Committee co-chairs from the Regional Branch Division, New York and Hollywood and I remain focused on this effort.

Fri, 08/01/2008 - 10:47
The Guild has received checks for the following members which were either dishonored by the bank or which were never deposited due to the filing of bankruptcy by Axium. As a result, all members on this list (click here to view list) should file a Proof of Claim by following the instructions provided in the member alert section of this website.
Thu, 07/31/2008 - 10:42
Dear Screen Actors Guild Member:

SAG TALK IS HERE!

We’ve launched a new zone on the SAG website -- It’s called SAG Talk and it’s where you will find interesting and topical news and information for SAG members.

Please take a moment and visit SAG Talk at http://www.sag.org/sag-talk to read the following posts:

1. Our response to the AMPTP’s recent statement. Our response is up first, but if you want to read the AMPTP’s statement just scroll down a bit.

Mon, 07/28/2008 - 10:59
Dear Screen Actors Guild Member,

The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors met Saturday and passed a resolution reaffirming its support for the National Negotiating Committee.

The resolution passed unanimously with a vote of 68 – 0 and states:
It is a core principle of Screen Actors Guild --

That no non-union work shall be authorized to be done under any Screen Actors Guild agreement and;
Sat, 07/26/2008 - 10:57
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SAG National Board Resolution Reaffirms Importance of Jurisdiction Over All New Media Productions and
Residuals for All Made-For-New Media Programs

July 26, 2008

Los Angeles, July 26, 2008 -- The National Board of Directors of Screen Actors Guild passed the following resolution at its meeting today:

It is a core principle of Screen Actors Guild --

That no non-union work shall be authorized to be done under any Screen Actors Guild agreement and;

Fri, 07/25/2008 - 10:56
If you received payroll checks through Axium that were not honored when Axium filed for Bankruptcy in January, 2008, and if you have not otherwise been paid in full for any such amounts owed by your signatory producer that used Axium as its payroll house, then you should file a Proof of Claim with the Bankruptcy Court. All such Proofs of Claim must be received by August 15, 2008; failure to file a timely proof of claim will prevent you from recovering any money from the bankruptcy process.

Wed, 07/16/2008 - 18:39
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Los Angeles, July 16, 2008 – Small contingents of the negotiating committees for Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers met for two hours today at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks. Both parties agreed to keep the contents of today’s meeting confidential.

We have no further comment.

Fri, 07/11/2008 - 09:42
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles, July 11, 2008 — The Screen Actors Guild national negotiating committee met behind closed doors throughout the day today discussing bargaining strategies. The negotiations team remains committed to continuing to bargain for a fair contract.
Thu, 07/10/2008 - 02:51
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Los Angeles (July 10, 2008) - Screen Actors Guild negotiating committee members presented the AMPTP with their response to the producers’ proposal made June 30. SAG committee members will meet Friday to discuss the AMPTP’s response. We will provide further guidance following that meeting. About SAG
Tue, 07/08/2008 - 04:06
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Screen Actors Guild will present its response to the AMPTP’s June 30, 2008 proposal at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, CA. The Screen Actors Guild national negotiating committee remains dedicated to achieving a fair TV/Theatrical contract for SAG members as soon as possible. The SAG national negotiating committee anticipates an equal effort and commitment by the employers and their representatives to achieve this goal. About SAG
Wed, 07/02/2008 - 11:40
Screen Actors Guild Meets with AMPTP Presents a Series of Questions on AMPTP Offer Los Angeles, July 2, 2008 – The Screen Actors Guild national negotiating committee met with AMPTP negotiators today to present a series of substantive questions on the employers’ proposed package. Guild negotiators and staff will further analyze and review the AMPTP’s responses over the next several days in order to prepare a response to management’s proposal.
Mon, 06/30/2008 - 13:22

Dear Screen Actors Guild Member:

Your national negotiating committee and the industry bargained throughout the weekend and are continuing bargaining today. Nonetheless, the Screen Actors Guild Codified Basic and Television Agreements which cover television programs and motion pictures expire tonight at midnight. All members should continue to report to work and to audition for new work past the expiration date until further notice from the Guild. Such work will be covered under the terms of the expired television and theatrical agreements.

Mon, 06/30/2008 - 07:26
The following motion was passed by the Screen Actors Guild National Negotiating Committee June 30, 2008 Motion: The Screen Actors Guild positions taken at the negotiating table have been as a result of the Hollywood, New York and Regional Branch Divisions. All representatives of the Screen Actors Guild National Negotiating Committee remain united and committed to obtaining the best deal possible for all actors.
Mon, 06/30/2008 - 03:34
Dear Screen Actors Guild Member: Your national negotiating committee and the industry bargained throughout the weekend and are continuing bargaining today. Nonetheless, the Screen Actors Guild Codified Basic and Television Agreements which cover television programs and motion pictures expire tonight at midnight. All members should continue to report to work and to audition for new work past the expiration date until further notice from the Guild. Such work will be covered under the terms of the expired television and theatrical agreements.
Fri, 06/27/2008 - 11:17
Los Angeles, June 27, 2008 — Screen Actors Guild national negotiating committee met with the employers at the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks today. We have concluded for the day and will resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday. We have no further comment.
Wed, 06/25/2008 - 18:35
Los Angeles, June 26, 2008 — Screen Actors Guild national negotiating committee met with the employers at the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks today. We have concluded for the day and will resume at 10 a.m. on Friday. We have no further comment.
Mon, 06/23/2008 - 18:17
Los Angeles, June 24, 2008 — Screen Actors Guild national negotiating committee met with the employers at the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks today. We have concluded for the day and will resume at 10 a.m. On Wednesday. We have no further comment.
Wed, 06/11/2008 - 18:44
Los Angeles, June 12, 2008 -- Screen Actors Guild released the following statement: “The Screen Actors Guild negotiating committee, representing all Screen Actors Guild members across the United States, is working hard to secure a fair deal for actors. We continue to believe that it is possible to complete negotiations and secure a fair deal before the expiration of the current agreement.
Tue, 06/10/2008 - 18:48
Los Angeles, June 11, 2008 - The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild have adjourned for the day and will reconvene Thursday, June 12 at 10:45 a.m. We have no further comment. Contact: Pamela Greenwalt, SAG (323) 440-2892 Jesse Hiestand, AMPTP (818) 935-5941
Mon, 06/09/2008 - 18:59
Los Angeles, June 9, 2008 - The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild resumed negotiations today. The parties have recessed and will reconvene tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. We have no further comment. Contact: Pamela Greenwalt, SAG (323) 549-6872 Jesse Hiestand, AMPTP (818) 935-5941
Mon, 06/09/2008 - 13:19

Los Angeles, June 9, 2008 - The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild resumed negotiations today. The parties have recessed and will reconvene tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

We have no further comment.


Contact:

Pamela Greenwalt, SAG
(323) 549-6872

Jesse Hiestand, AMPTP
(818) 935-5941

 

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